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? Clean out any debris that may have collected in your garden during the cooler months. If using a rake to clean off the beds, be careful to not disturb any bulbs you may have planted in the fall. ? Determine what types of amendments need to be added prior to planting. Healthy soil is the key to growing an abundant, healthy garden. Plants need air, water, and nutrients to survive, and the quality of the soil you plant them in matters! ? Begin fighting weeds before they appear in your garden beds. To stop weeds before they start, treat your garden with a pre-emergent weed control. ? Early spring is the time to prune your trees and shrubs (except those that flower in the spring), before growth begins. ? Begin fighting pests in your garden before they invade your plants ? spray plants with Ortho® Bug-B-Gon MAX® Lawn & Garden Insect Killer Ready-to-Spray.